Ascent of Ragsdale Butte on 2010-05-15

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, May 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ragsdale Butte
    Elevation:4803 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove up from the West Branch Elk Creek Road. 2WD ok. I hiked up the ridge through some second growth trees about 20 ft tall. I hiked over the hill labelled Ragsdale Butte on the topo and continued north along the ridge to the high point. As I approached the high point, I saw that it was on top of a rocky out cropping about 40ft high. I traversed left along the west side of the rocky summit and then up to the north side of the high point. There is a nice little narrow rocky ridge out to the high point. It isn't technical, just narrow with some loose rocks. If snow or ice were on the summit, it would be a dicey little scramble. Great views, pretty area.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:450 ft / 137 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:4353 ft / 1326 m
Descent Statistics

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